Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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thomc
Tommy Coffey

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Registered:
12/04/2018 12:09AM

Main British Car:


new old guy, maybe new project
Posted by: thomc
Date: December 04, 2018 12:18AM

I only have previous British Car experience with MGs, but have had some "hands on" with Buicks. I found this diamond in the rough, cheap. She's a 1970 Rover 3500s in need of some serious TLC.
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I bought it so cheap that if it turns out to be fubar I can part it out or scrap it and recover my investment.

By the way, what is the wheel pattern on this beauty, as in what other wheels interchange so I can take a couple of roadworthy tires for towing? And, what do I need to disconnect to safely tow it with a tow-dolly? Rear half-shafts? Thanks, Thom.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/2018 12:32AM by thomc.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(609 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: new old guy, maybe new project
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 04, 2018 03:17PM

Hello and welcome.

Wheel pcd is 5 x 5".
Possible candidates:

Buick - many full and mid-size
Oldsmobile full size RWD
Pontiac most full size RWD
Cadillac most older ones.
Chevrolet police and heavy duty package full size sedans and wagons
Chevy Astro
GMC Safari
Rover P4, P5, SD1
BMC Landcrab
Humber Hawk, Supersnipe, Imperial
Vauxhall Cresta, Viscount, Velox
Jensen Interceptor
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Imperial Crown (some years)
Lincoln full size
Mercury full size
Ford Galaxie, LTD (not LTD II) and Custom

Problem you may have is the dia of the wheel centres, and the offset, so this may not be much help!

Towing, if manual. nothing. Not sure about the BW35 auto, I'd undo the propshaft (drive shaft) at the rear.

Hope all goes well.

Ivor


thomc
Tommy Coffey

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Registered:
12/04/2018 12:09AM

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Re: new old guy, maybe new project
Posted by: thomc
Date: December 05, 2018 07:19PM

I'm confused now. The car that I'm planning to go check out appears to have 4 lug wheels on it. American vs European diff maybe?
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Maybe not, kinda hard to tell by the pic.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2018 07:47PM by thomc.


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